EVENTS & TASTINGS

Wine Tastings & Dinners to Beer Tastings & Parking Lot Parties, Taylor’s always has something Exciting going on!

We’ve always thought that the best way to learn what a wine tastes like is to actually TASTE it.  To help or customers learn more about the wines we carry as well as craft beers and other local products we sell, we host numerous events throughout the year.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

VIRTUAL TASTING WITH BURLY WINERY OWNER HANK MCCRORIE

THURSDAY, MARCH 4TH, 2021 6:30PM EST 

We are elated to launch the 2018 Burly Cabernets with a Virtual Tasting event! We have done wine dinners and in-store wine tastings with Hank from Burly for years, and this Covid-style virtual tasting will be heart-warming and memorable. The perfect way to break in his new vintages!
Hank McCrorie’s Burly Wines have a HUGE following in Raleigh, and it’s not just because he’s a North Carolina native and part time resident. His Napa Cabernets and Chardonnay are impeccably crafted and delectable. Hank is full of wonderful stories and is an absolute delight. We’re sure you’ll love him as much as you do his wines.
Purchase one of the Tasting Packs, and we will send you a link to join the Zoom meeting. Bring your questions! Taste these amazing wines in the comfort of your own home, while learning from the best.

WINE DINNER WITH STEVE REYNOLDS AND SAM LANDO AT TEER FARM

FRIDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2021 @ 6:30PM EST

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SATURDAY, MARCH 27TH, 2021 @5:30PM EST

Taylor’s Wine Shop is pleased to announce two wine dinners with not only one rockstar winemaker, but TWO! Steve Reynolds AND Sam Lando are going to be joining us at the end of March to co-host these dinners. We’ve chosen an absolutely gorgeous outdoor setting, a phenomenal Chef, and we’ve planned dinners on two back-to-back nights. We’ve carefully selected these attributes to promote a safe and comfortable atmosphere, while allowing us to indulge in an activity that we all love – WINEMAKER DINNERS!!!
Please let us know of food allergies in the notes section when you place your ticket order on the web store.
Chef Paris will be creating a delightful mix of heavy hors d’oeuvers that will be served throughout the evening, paired perfectly with these wines:
Reynolds Family Naughty White or Bubbly Rose Can
Reynolds Family 2019 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Lando 2018 Russian River Pinot Noir
Lando 2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Reynolds Family 2017 Napa Valley Persistence
Reynolds Family 2015 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
We carefully selected this venue and the event structure to allow for social distancing at your comfort level. There are covered spaces, in case there is a little inclement weather. A beautiful waterside oasis. Wine dinners with these winemakers usually sell out quickly, so we’re offering two nights. Please join us for an evening of fabulous food, fun, and New Reynolds Family and Lando Wines!

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING WITH OAK FARM VINEYARDS OWNER DAN PANELLA

FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2021 @ 6:30PM EST

Please join us on April 9th and meet Dan Panella! He will teach us all about the history of their Lodi Estate while guiding us through a tasting of his classic wines.
Purchase one of the 4 Bottle Tasting Packs, and we will send you a link to join the Zoom meeting. Bring your questions! Taste these amazing wines in the comfort of your own home, while learning from the best.
4 Bottle Tasting Pack ($78.00 net) includes:
1 bottle Oak Farm Sauvignon Blanc
1 bottle Oak Farm Barbera
1 bottle Oak Farm Tievoli Red
1 bottle Oak Farm Tievoli Cabernet Sauvignon

VIRTUAL SAKE TASTING WITH INTERNATIONAL SAKE SOMMELIER AND EDUCATOR AT THE SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA, SARA GUTERBOCK

SAVE THE DATE!

THURSDAY, MAY 6TH, 2021

@ 6:30PM EST

CLICK HERE FOR TASTING PACK!

 Join us as we take a virtual trip to Japan and explore their intriguing alcoholic beverage, SAKE!  Whether you are a new or experienced Sake drinker, this event will be fun and educational.  We’re thrilled to have Sara Guterbock leading us through an informative tasting of 4 of her favorite Sakes.  Her passion for Sake definitely shines through.  

Sake should be served cold, so please chill your samples before we begin the event.  We recommend that you have some popcorn and potato chips within arm’s reach 🙂  These are perfect pairings!

Purchase this 4 Sake Tasting Pack, and we will send you a link to join the Zoom meeting.  Bring your questions! Taste these amazing Sakes in the comfort of your own home, while learning from the best.

  • 1 bottle Nagaragawa Sparkling Ginjo Nigori Nama 300ml
  • 1 bottle Kiku Masamune Junmai 720ml
  • 1 bottle Senkin Modern Buku Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Genshu 720ml
  • 1 can Kikusui Funaguchi Kunko Honjozo Nama Genshu 200ml
HIGHROCK FARMS

POSTPONED - BRUNCH W/ BURLY WINERY OWNER HANK MCCRORIE & CHEF MATT KELLY AT HIGHROCK FARMS

We are joining our friends at the Ingram Collection for brunch at HighRock Farms!
This is a beautiful outdoor farm event setting and a great excuse for those with cars that need to be driven to get out and take a country drive. The afternoon consists of food from Durham’s best Chef Matt Kelly and Burly wines from Napa Valley poured by NC Native and owner Hank McCrorie. Porsche driver Jeff Zwart will be on hand with the record-setting Porsche 935. The event starts at noon and ends at 4pm. If you’re interested in more information, please shoot Kelli an email at kelli@taylorswineshop.com

PAST EVENTS

ANCIENT PEAKS VIRTUAL WINE TASTING WITH MIKE SINOR

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH 6:30PM EST

Please join us on February 11th and meet Mike Sinor, the founding winemaker! He will teach us all about Paso Robles winemaking while guiding us through a tasting of his award-winning wines.
Purchase one of the 4 Bottle Tasting Packs, and we will send you a link to join the Zoom meeting. Bring your questions! Taste these amazing wines in the comfort of your own home, while learning from the best.
4 Bottle Tasting Pack ($75.00 net) includes:
1 bottle 2019 Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc
1 bottle 2017 Ancient Peaks Renegade Red
1 bottle 2018 Ancient Peaks Zinfandel
1 bottle 2018 Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon

Check out our Sampler Packs!

Instead of our normal monthly specials, we just put several mixed sampler packs together for you with best selling wines, some of our favorites and more!

Don’t forget to check back often for new events! We are always adding new and fun events every month!

OUR EVENTS MEANT TO BE AS FUN AS THEY ARE EDUCATIONAL AND INCLUDE:

BI-MONTHLY TASTINGS

At least twice each month we host Beer & Wine tastings at the store featuring 4-6 selections for customers to try with an expert on hand to tell you all about them.

WINERY TASTING EVENTS

Who better to explain the nuances of a special wine than the folks that made it? We love having winery reps, winery owners and winemakers behind our bar and schedule them as often as possible.

WINERY & WINEMAKER DINNERS

Several times each year we partner up with our favorite winemakers to host food and wine pairing events at one of Raleigh’s top restaurants.

CHARITY EVENTS

We try to give back to our community as much as we can. Each spring and fall, Taylor’s hosts a BBQ luncheon to benefit a local charity in addition to numerous other fundraising and community building events throughout the year.

THANK YOU FROM TAYLOR'S!

Thanks everyone for making Taylor’s the fun place it is! We could not have done it without you!